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October 08, 1965 - Image 2

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-10-08

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Purely Commentary

By Philip
Nonagenarian Rosenberg
Produces Great Work of ,,,,
Art . . . Jewish Vote Myths Sl omovitz

Bourguiba Junior

Leads Arabs' New
Attack on Israel

In a sense, this is a bit of nonsense. Beame was popular when he
UNJTED NATIONS, N. Y. (JTA)
was elected New York City's comptroller. And the Democratic vote
A recent AP report from Sana, Yemen, revealed such an unusual is four-to-one in New York. So that the choice of Beame was by — Tunisia's Foreign Minister Habib
Democrats among Democrats — and Democratic ranks were con- Bourguiba Jr. has ignored the call
fact that it is worth quoting in full:
This sun-baked land on the Red Sea has finally gotten into the
siderably split, with the result that so popular a Jewish name as that issued last summer by his father,
tourist trade, and the government has just issued its first statistics
of Orin Lehman could not win nomination. Which, in itself, proves President Habib Bourguiba, for
on the number of tourists to visit the country: One.
that there are Jewish voters who are in all parties and that there need peace talks between the Arab states
In centuries of isolation, explorers, professional travelers and
not necessarily be a Jewish vote to assure the success of a Jewish and Israel, and has instead sharp-
archeologists have wandered into Yemen. Swarms of doctors, candidate.
ly attacked Israel here as "an un-
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diplomats, journalists, aid officials and United Nations officers have
scrupulous invader" of Palestine.
penetrated the country in recent years.
The new Tunisian policy became
When the Michigan Daily Was But 28
But the first genuine, camera carrying, guidebook-toting tourist
It is hard to believe that 47 years have passed since we found evident Sept. 29 from the official
to get into the official records—at least since the revolution in 1962—
it difficult to leave the Night Editor's desk in the old publications text of a major foreign affairs ad-
arrived this summer. She is Miss Loise Doyle of Leominster, Mass.
building in Ann Arbor: it was the lure of printer's ink in preparing copy dress delivered to the General As-
"I was going to tour Angola with some other Americans, but the
and in editing an average of two editions a week, and we were glued to sembly by Tunisia's Foreign Min-
rains began while I was in Ethiopia, so I flew here instead of just
that chair that kept us working often as late as 2 and 3 a.m. to ister on Monday.
sitting and staring out a hotel room window," Miss Doyle said.
make certain that the daily edition we edited would reach the readers
"Almost 18 years after the trials
Her arrival caused a minor upheaval in Sana. Children and
by 6 a.m. that morning. '
which tore apart the Holy Land
donkey drivers followed her in the streets. Yemeni women pulled
And it is just as hard to believe that the Michigan Daily was only of Palestine and substituted for the
down their veils for a better look at the barefaced foreigner, and the 28 years old then! Why — we already viewed the campus activity in indigenous population a colony of
ramshackle government guest house prepared to eject a band of
which we were engaged as if it were as old as our university, certainly people who came from the four
tribesmen to make room for the first woman customer ever to cross
corners of the world," Bourguiba
as sacred!
its portals. Miss Doyle stayed in an American's residence instead.
The Michigan Daily 75 years ago wasn't as large—but we carried . Jr. told the Assembly, "the situa-
"Nobody has ever heard of a tourist here before," said Yahya
wire news. We had a big staff, and the working force was not as large tion in that region, instead of
as the reportorial listing, but the few who labored were dedicated. reaching an equitable settlement,
Sanhoub, director of the guest house.
This clearly justified one headline in a leading newspaper which
And as in the present, we enjoyed freedom of expression. I believe has deteriorated from day to day.
we had a free campus press at the time, even if, during the war years, The Arab population, despoiled
read:
Yemen Tourist Total
we refused to be kowtowed by an unseasonable pacifism. But the and hunted from the land of its
pacifist was not ignored: he who had an honest opinion found a ancestors, is still living in hope,
For the 1965 Season
Is Highest Ever: One
platform.
its eyes turned toward its paradise
We labored for the good of the country. During the war years, we lost. It languishes in misery and
What a difference it would make in the entire Middle East if the
Arab states were cordial, if they'd abandon hatred for Israel: what had a lively campaign for Liberty Bonds. Prof. I. Leo Sharfman was continues to seek out an existence
the chairman of the campus Liberty Loan committee; I was his publi-
a large flow of tourists, Jews and non-Jews, then would flock towards
only thanks to international char-
city manager; the Michigan Daily was our chief outlet.
ity. Its condition has become worse
Yemen and other Arab countries!
I had one interesting experience that must be recorded:
Interestingly enough, Israel's economy has been boosted primarily
of the
I was the editor of the May 1, 1918, edition of the Michigan Daily. year by year because
tourism. Until this year. Israel's leading industry was citrus
obstinate refusal of the usurper to
because
fruit. Now it is tourism. Would that the Arabs could learn a lesson That's the day Michigan went dry. We covered the last wet night — abide by the resolutions of our
from this development — in the best interests of their impoverished when I was on the desk, April 30, 1918 — and while there wasn't organization on this matter.
bi" story it nevertheless reported the historic event. I gave it
"Time cannot eradicate the right
populations.
the heading:
of the Arab people of Palestine to
John
Barleycorn
James N. Rosenberg's Leadership in Growing Movement
their country or justify the ag-
Kicks the Bucket!
and the despoiling of
to Encourage Peace in a World Ruled by International Law
Bob McDonald was the Managing Editor. He called a staff meeting gression
James N. Rosenberg, now in his 91st year, continues his work as
Palestine in the eyes of the world.
an artist, and some of his paintings have commanded a very high price. on May 1 and raised hell with me! The idea of anyone writing such This tragedy, the story of which ig
He has never capitalized on it: all of his works are sold for the benefit a sensational head for a college paper!
known to all, constitutes an 4.
Now I wish all my heads were as flashy.
of major causes. In Florida, the exhibition of his works was in the
lustration of the primacy of brutal,
The nights on the Michigan Daily desk as Night Editor, the days force, aggression and flagrant
nterests of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
when
I
covered
stories,
were
among
the
most
inspired
in
my
college
When his paintings were on display at the Art
violation of that legality of the
nstitute in Detroit, income from items sold went career. I'll always think of the Michigan Daily as a major part of my United Nations which we should
alma mater.
o the Art Institute.
all like to see prevail," Bourguiba
He is famed as a philanthropist, as a leader
Lots of good wishes to the new staff of the Michigan Daily in the Jr. said.
of
75.
May
we
all
learn
from
each
other—always!
age
present
advanced
n the Joint Distribution Committee which he repre-
ented in Europe in the 1920s. He had been active
ai many important movements. Now his name
_merges in great significance as one of the leading
;ponsors of the cause to encourage peace through
_nternational law.
When the jurist and lawyers from 110 nations
The elections were the first
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Prime was kept informed by Spiegel on
Rosenberg assembled in Washington last month to put into
since
extensive reshuffling of Is-
effect such an effort, a paper prepared by Rosenberg was among the Minister Levi Eshkol took the the progress of the negotiations rael's political parties in recent
on
the
bribe
and
that
Spiegel
even
major evaluations of this approach to peace. President Johnson had unusual step Monday of issuing a
months, which included t he
named Sept. 13 World Law Day and designated 1965 International strong denunciation of the recent gave Raphael personally a check emergence of a dissident Israel
for
10,000
Israel
pounds.
The
re-
Cooperation Year on the occasion of the important World Peace attack on members of Israel's
Workers List (Rafi), formed by
Through Law Conference held in Washington. Charles S. Rhyne, the judiciary by Yitzhak Raphael, Na- port also charged that Raphael former Premier David Ben-
steered
the
legal
work
for
the
Tel
chairman of the conference, presented the Rosenberg plan, and it tional Religious Party member of
Gurion in a challenge to Premier
received acclaim from Judge Philip C. Jessup, U. S. member of the the Knesset, Israel's parliament. Giborim construction project to a Eshkol's leadership of IVIapai, and
law
firm
in
which
Spiegel
was
a
International Court of Justice.
the formation of a joint Liberal-
Under intensive pressure of
Rosenberg's peace plan was outlined in an essay in the magazine Israel's Supreme Court justices partner.
which brought
Raphael, meanwhile, bowed to Herut list (Gahal)
War/Peace two months ago, but as early as 1925, in an essay in and general public opinion, the
the right - wing Herut Party into
pressures
within
his
own
National
Columbia University Law School Journal, he already suggested the Premier also made public the con-
the Histadrut elections for the
validity of a world court's role in behalf of peace movements. His tents of a report of an inquiry Religious Party and decided not first time.
ideas received acclaim last June at commencement exercises at State commission headed by Justice to run for the mayoralty of Jeru-
Histadrut election results are
University College, Plattsburgh, N. Y., where he received a special Moshe Gaulan into bribery charges salem in the municipal elections on
considered forecasts to some de-
Nov.
2.
The
party
had
nominated
award.
in connection with hospital con- him both for the mayoralty and for
gree of results in parliamentary
Thus, a distinguished Jewish leader once again has risen to the
struction while Raphael was deputy
Nov. 2.
attention of the world with a great plan. At 91, James N. Rosenberg
a top place on its slate for the elections
The final result gave the align-
health minister.
parliamentary elections.
is a creative personality for Jewry and for America.
On the basis of the commis-
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The remaining candidates in the ment slate 50.8 per cent and Rafi
sion's report, Raphael, who had Jerusalem mayoralty election in- 12.1 per cent. The initial result --
Rosenberg's New Book: `50 Lithographs'
resigned his health ministry post,
announced on Sept. 20 were
clude the present mayor, Mordechai
The remarkable artistic skill of James N. Rosenberg is attested
faced criminal charges over his Ish-Shalom of Mapai; and Teddy for the alignment ticket and 1:_,N
to by his newest volume, "50 Lithographs," which has been issued
alleged role in the affair. He Kollek, former director general of per cent for Rafi. According i70-
by the publisher of fine art works, Harry N. Abrams (Vreeland Ave.,
was subsequently acquitted for the prime minister's office, who the final results, the alignment
Totowa, N. J.).
lack of evidence when the main heads Ben-Gurion's Israel Workers vote and the Rafi vote totaled
It is a remarkable collection of great works by a man who, as a
62.9 per cent. In the prior Hista-
prosecution witness, former
List (Rafi).
great lawyer, rose to even greater heights as an artist.
drut elections in 1929, the two
Health Ministry Director General
Meanwhile,
the
Central
Elec-
Alexander Eliot, in a note, "The Light of An Eye," preceding the
labor parties, running separately
Yehuda Spiegel, who was al-
tion Committee ruled that the as Mapai and Ahdut Avodab,
author's introduction and an added commendatory note by A. Hyatt
ready serving a prison term on
Arab "Socialist List" for the polled 72 per cent of the votes,.
Mayor, declared:
birbery charges, refused to
Nov. 2 elections to the sixth
"A person's eyes don't merely take things in. They also
The Gahal ticket, which was
testify.
Knesset was invalid after con- reported in initial results to have
project, invite, order—and clarify . . . Some eyes cloud not, yet
In public speeches, Raphael
sidering the question at three won 17.5 per cent, was listed as
from us all the light must go. It comes again to others. God's
questioned the integrity of some meetings.
light comes back again to others; and so does the light of an
receiving 15.2 per cent, making it
Israeli justices, particularly Justice
The list was submitted by the still the second largest political
artist's eye, an eye like Rosenberg's."
Gaulan, the commission head. subsequently outlawed pro-Nasser
The artist's love for mountains is affirmed in Rosenberg's intro-
force in the Histadrut. In the
duction. It is an autobiographical account of his love for the great Premier Eshkol said Raphael's El Ard group. The committee said final tally, the left-wing Mapam
intimations
concerning
the
Israel
that "the list was in the nature
art to which he had dedicated himself and in which he emerges
as against the
judiciary aim to undermine the of an illegal organization because took 14.5 per cent, of
13 per cent.
figure
preliminary
again. as a nonagenarian, in all his genius.
its initiators negate the integrity In the 1959 Histadrut poll, 1VIapam
The remarkable thing about the new Rosenberg book is that his unity of Israel's people.
In the commission report made of the state and its very existence."
lithographs cover the man's work over a span of 45 years. The collection
won 14 per cent.
starts with his work done in 1919—with "The Return of the 27th public Monday, it was noted that Final Histadrut Election Tally
The independent Liberal slate,
Spiegel
had
been
found
guilty
of
Division"—depicting the historic New York reception; with the 1919
made up of Liberals who refused
Confirms
Drop
in
Mapai
Vote
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
"Towers of Manhattan" and "Aetna Explosion." The book concludes accepting bribes for National
to join the Herut in the Gahal
to The Jewish News)
with his artistic creations at 90—in 1964—with "Bog Tree and Sapling" Religious Party needs from con-
TEL AVIV — Final results of ticket, polled 4.4 per cent, com-
tractors building the Tel Giborim
pared with the initial result of 4.V
and "Old Orchard."
the Sept. 20 elections to the Hista-
Life in all its aspects is depicted in his lithographs. His works government hospital.
per cent.
drut,
Israel's
labor
federation,
The report disclosed an agree-
The two Communist factions
are like commentaries on mankind and the world. The impressive
con-
published Monday night,
ment
under
which
50
per
cent
of
work, "50 Lithographs," is a tribute to a man who continues to excel
polled
together 2.7 per cent in the
the total bribe was transferred firmed initial reports of a sharp final tally. In 1959, a United
in the study of humanity and its environs.
to the Rabbi Kook Institute, which drop for Prime Minister Levi Communist Party polled 2.8 per
Raphael serves as chairman of the Eshkol's Mapai-Ahdut A v o d a
cent.
Once Again: Talk About a Jewish Vote
board and the other 50 per cent alignment slate. The Histadrut
Abraham D. Beame's successful campaign for the Democratic to Bnei Yehuda Yeshiva, which Central Election Committee also
nomination for mayor of New York once again has raised the issue Spiegel serves as board chairman. reported. that 77.6 per cent of THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
2—Friday, October 8, 1965
of a Jewish vote. Already, "experts on voting, analysis" have delivered
The report says that Raphael eligible Voters cast ballots,
a verdict that Beame's strength came from JeWish voters.

Yemen's SINGLE Tourist

Israel Prime Minister Denounces Attack
on Jurists by Knesset Member Yitzhak Raphael

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